Air Platforms

US Air Force could procure and field Agility Prime eVTOL systems in three years

26 February 2020

Key Points

  • The US Air Force’s Agility Prime eVTOL solicitation could field an aircraft in three years
  • The core technologies of interest include emerging eVTOL and urban/advanced air mobility platforms aircraft

The US Air Force (USAF) will identify Agility Prime electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) opportunities for early adoption and potential procurement and fielding in the next three years.

The USAF on 25 February officially started the Agility Prime effort with the release of an innovative capabilities opening (ICO) and its first area of interest (AOI), both viewed by Jane’s . This solicitation will help the USAF assess the transformative vertical flight market and VTOL technologies. It seeks to establish a collaborative strategy with industry and investors that accelerates fielding of the most promising technologies for savings and utility to the service, as well as potential commercial market success.

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